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IAGMH AWARDS
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 173-174

Prof. (Dr.) Shiv Gautam Oration Award in Geriatric Mental Health


Date of Web Publication27-Dec-2018

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DOI: 10.4103/2348-9995.248634

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It is one of the most the most prestigious awards of IAGMH. Only members of IAGMH are eligible for contesting for this award. The award consists of a medal, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 10000.

Nominations for the award are to be invited in the first announcement of GERON for the said year. They interested member may directly apply, or may be nominated by another member of IAGMH. Members desirous of contesting for the award should submit a soft copy of the Nomination (Name of nominee, Name of award, biodata of nominee along with a detailed list of publications in geriatric mental health) to the Chairman, Awards Committee.

Evaluation: The biodata and research publications of nominee(s) will be evaluated by a team of 3 senior experts, from the field of Geriatric Mental Health. The experts shall be nominated by Chairman Awards Committee. They will scrutinize the submissions, and award marks on the basis of the following (total 50 marks):

  1. Qualifications/Credentials in the field of Geriatric Mental health(10)
  2. Biodata/ Resume(10)
  3. Research publications in geriatric mental health(20)
  4. Overall contribution to geriatric mental health in India(10).


The nomination adjudged as the best by independent judges will be announced by Chairman Awards Committee, prior to the conference, and shall be invited to deliver the oration.

IAGMH - INTAS Awards: (earlier IAGMH was rated only on written paper, this is a major change that now we will have both- written and oral)

The IAGMH-INTAS award will be a competition for the best original research in geriatric mental health. There will be three awards (Ist, IInd and IIIrd). Only members of IAGMH are eligible for contesting for these awards. The principal author and at least 2/3 of all the authors should be members of IAGMH. Each award comprises of a certificate and award money; Rs. 25,000, Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively for the Ist, IInd and IIIrd awards.

Members desirous of contesting for the awards should submit a soft copy of the full paper to the Chairman, Awards Committee, as per the last date specified for that year. In addition to the covering letter, all the authors of the award paper have to submit an undertaking duly signed by all the authors that they are aware about the submission of the paper and that they are aware of the content of the paper (format as per the contributor's form available in the JGMH website) and agree to the clause that if their paper wins the award, then the paper will be published in Journal of Geriatric Mental Health, the official journal of the Association.

The Chairman of the Awards Committee will intimate to the principal author in writing about the receipt of the paper for the IAGMH award. The Chairman, Awards Committee, will examine the papers to confirm that they fulfill the eligibility criteria for contesting for the awards. Only the papers found to meet the eligibility criteria will be processed.

Evaluation: The format for submitting the award papers should be as per ‘Instructions for authors in Journal of Geriatric Mental Health’. The papers found eligible for contesting for the awards will be evaluated by a committee of 5 experts independently, for evaluation of the content. The experts would be professionals in the area of Geriatric Mental Health with high integrity, nominated by the Chairperson, Awards Committee and preferably should represent each zone.

There will be a total of 100 marks allotted to each paper, 75 for theory and 25 for presentation.

The theory experts will assess the papers objectively on the following parameters; each will be assigned 15 points. The total marks shall be 75

  1. Topic, hypothesis & conceptualization of the work
  2. Methodology, Review of literature and references
  3. Observations, results and discussion
  4. Conclusions and implications for Geriatric Mental Health
  5. Elegance of writing, clarity, lucidity and overall presentation.


A Maximum of 5 papers will be selected for oral presentation, among the highest scorers of the theory evaluation. These papers will go on to compete for the oral presentation at the annual conference of the said year.

There will be 3 judges to judge the oral presentation at the time of the conference. A total of 25 marks will be awarded, judged on the following parameters:

  1. Presentation of relevant literature (6 marks)
  2. Clarity of slides, tables, results and discussion (6 marks)
  3. Ability to defend hypothesis and answer questions (6 marks)
  4. Overall impression and lucidity of presentation (7 marks).


The award winners will be decided according to a total of the theory and oral marks obtained. The first three highest scorers will be given Ist, IInd & IIIrd prize in order of merit, In case of a tie, only two awards would be given as applicable, and the prize money would be equally divided among the award winners.

Smt. Shweta Tiwari Memorial Young Researcher Award in Geriatric Mental Health

This is an award for young researchers, comprising of a medal, a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 10000.

The applicants should have at least one previous publication in Geriatric Mental Health and should be less than 45 years of age on the last date of submission of the award paper. Only members of IAGMH are eligible for contesting for this award. The current work submitted for the award should be unpublished, original research.

Members desirous of contesting for the awards should submit a soft copy of the unpublished paper to the Chairman, Awards Committee. In addition to the covering letter, all the authors of the award paper have to submit an undertaking duly signed by all the authors that they are aware about the submission of the paper and that they are aware of the content of the paper (format as per the contributor's form available in the JGMH website), as well as the the proof of birth of the principal author. The authors also must agree to the clause that if their paper wins the award, then the paper will be published in Journal of Geriatric Mental Health, the official journal of the Association.

Evaluation

The format for submitting the award papers should be as per ‘Instructions for authors in Journal of Geriatric Mental Health’. The papers found eligible for contesting for the awards will be evaluated by a committee of 5 experts independently, for evaluation of the content. The experts would be professionals of Geriatric Mental Health with high integrity, nominated by the Chairperson, Awards Committee (preferably one from each zone).

There will be a total of 100 marks allotted to each paper, 60 for theory and 40 for presentation.

The theory experts will assess the papers objectively on the following parameters; each will be assigned 12 points. The total marks shall be 60

6. Topic, hypothesis & conceptualization of the work

7. Methodology, Review of literature and References

8. Observations, results and discussion.

9. Conclusions and implications on Geriatric Mental Health

10. Elegance of writing, clarity, lucidity and overall presentation.

A total of 3 papers will be selected for oral presentation, among the highest scorers of the theory evaluation. These papers will go on to compete for the oral presentation at the annual conference of the said year, which will be intimated to the qualifying authors by the Chairperson, Awards Committee.

There will be 3 judges to judge the oral presentation at the time of the conference. A total of 40 marks will be awarded, judged on the following parameters, of 10 marks each:

  1. Presentation of relevant literature
  2. Clarity of slides, tables, results and discussion
  3. Ability to defend hypothesis and answer questions
  4. Overall impression and lucidity of presentation.


The award winners will be decided according to a total of the theory and oral marks obtained.

There will be a single award given to the highest scorer, and in case of a tie, the prize money would be divided equally among the winners, and both would receive certificates and medals.

Common note for all awards

The Prof. Shiv Gautam Oration winner will receive the award in the inaugural function (medal, certificate and cash prize) the same year. The IAGMH- INTAS award winners and the Shweta Tiwari Memorial award winner will be announced in the valedictory function. The Shweta Tiwari Memorial Award and IAGMH INTAS Awards will be presented in the inauguration function of the next GERON i.e., annual conference of IAGMH.

All papers would automatically become the property of the Journal of the IAGMH i.e., JGMH and would be published in the same.






 

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